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Family, friends influenced Siebenahler’s military career   By Mavis Fodness Air Force Reserve Master Sgt. Justin Siebenahler, a Luverne High School graduate, shared his military experience Friday night as the Veterans Day keynote speaker at the Hardwick Memorial Hall. Siebenahler is an active duty...
By Mavis Fodness Voters in the four school districts within the Star Herald coverage area elected three people to their respective boards during last week’s general election. In the Luverne district, challenger Tim Jarchow garnished the most votes with 2,465 or 29.66 percent. Voters also returned...
Crews work on the Highway 75 crossing Tuesday morning for Minnesota Southern Railway. The highway is closed at the crossig and traffic is detoured a few blocks east until the work is done. The new rails will make it smoother for both railcars and vehicle traffic to cross through and over the...
Presidential elections can provide teachable moments in classrooms, but this year’s contentious campaign has prompted educators to revisit how they teach civics in an atmosphere that’s anything but civil. Luverne’s Jason Berghorst first mentioned the struggle on Oct. 9. “I came to the conclusion...
Brett Hoffman
A high-speed chase Saturday late afternoon ended in a field south of Kanaranzi where three people were taken into custody. Arrested were the 29-year-old driver, Brett John Hoffman, Sioux Falls, and his passengers, 30-year-old Shawn Thomas Lewis, Sioux Falls, and 26-year-old Delphia Paris Wright,...
Winter Brothers Underground workers move 14-inch water pipelines into position for burial along 190th Avenue, four miles north of Magnolia in Vienna Township last week. The Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water project brings water from the Lewis and Clark water pipeline’s meter house in Magnolia to the planned LPRW water reservoirs north of Edgerton. Cost is estimated at $10 million.
Construction began in northeastern Rock County on a $10 million project to bring water from the Lewis and Clark water pipeline to the Lincoln Pipestone Rural Water pump station in Edgerton. Installation of the 21-mile, 14-inch trunk line began in September and is expected to be in operation...
Green Earth Players cast of “The Fantasticks” are (front, from left) J. (Murph) Murphy, Erik Friestad, Greg Olsen, (back) Shawn Kinsinger, Jim Harsma, Nancy Henrichsen and Nathan Sparks. Not pictured is Gabrielle Ferrell. The show opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday night in the Palace Theatre and continues for two weekends.
The Green Earth Players fall production is a Broadway classic musical, according to director Lary B. Etten, Sioux Falls. “‘The Fantasticks’ is the longest-running show in New York and Broadway history,” said Etten, founder and former artistic director of the Sioux Empire Community Theater. “It...
Fifteen students from Southwest Youth Services in Magnolia spent Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Luverne for their third annual Community Service Day. According to teacher Paula Lammert, the school received names of residents who could use help raking and moving leaves to the curb for pickup by city of...
The skies around Rock County have been absent the telltale signs of winter weather approaching. Flocks of ducks and geese headed south for warmer temperatures are not flying overhead in large numbers as they have in past years. “If they are happy, they are not going to move,” said Wendy Krueger,...
Connecting to Rock County Rural Water is the best solution for safe drinking water at Blue Mounds State Park, but timing for the project hinges on state funding. Kathy Dummer, DNR regional manager of parks and trails based in New Ulm, relayed the decision in a Nov. 3 letter to the Rock County...

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